Poll: Americans Dislike Both ‘Obamacare’ And The Status Quo

On the eve of the Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans are unhappy with both the status quo and the measure passed by Congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

In a continuation of an ongoing trend, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that only 36 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the health care overhaul — widely known as “Obamacare.”  But a comprably low percentage, 39 percent, hold a favorable view of the health care system overhaul.  

Seventy-five percent of respondents have a favorable view of their own coverage, perhaps an indication that many harbor reservations toward ACA out of fear that they will lose the quality care they already receive.  


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